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Police: Man shot, killed in attempt to rob Norfolk store

August 17, 2021 GMT

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) — A Norfolk clerk shot and killed a man when he tried to rob a convenience store, according to police, marking the third such incident in a Hampton Roads store in the last four years.

Norfolk police said Javier Garcia, 28, died at a hospital, The Virginian-Pilot reported.

According to police, a store clerk shot Garcia when he tried to rob the 7-Eleven store on Sunday night. Officers responding to the shooting late Sunday night found Garcia suffering from a life-threatening gunshot wound. The incident has been turned over to the Office of the Norfolk Commonwealth’s Attorney.

The store was open on Monday, but the manager declined comment, citing company policy.

In 2017, a would-be robber was shot in the neck at a Virginia Beach 7-Eleven and and paralyzed. Two years later, a customer shot two armed men attempting to rob another 7-Eleven in Virginia Beach store, killing one. The customer, who had a concealed carry permit, wasn’t charged in the shootings.